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Talks / Meditation
Meditation and Self-Awareness in Family Life
Why does meditation help so much with regulating our emotions—whether we’re young or old? In this short video, Luke Ketterhagen describes how his teenage daughter used meditation to calm her anger and step back from it, rather than just reacting. He shares three practical steps for applying this kind of self-study (svadhyaya) in your own life. Discover how you and your loved ones can use this yogic observance (niyama) to learn more about yourselves—together. Format: Video with audio download Length: 6 mins
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Luke Ketterhagen
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Classes / Yoga
Getting Back to Basics (Level 1)
Cultivating a “beginner’s mind”—the ability to approach each moment with a fresh perspective and open mind—is one of the essential skills for any yogi to develop. In this thoughtfully paced, comprehensive class, Luke Ketterhagen breaks down the fundamentals of common yoga poses, giving detailed alignment cues and options for modification. This practice is perfect for those just starting out, as well as experienced students looking to refine their understanding of asana. Format: Video with audio download Length: 1 hr 10 min
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Luke Ketterhagen
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Lectures / Yoga Practice
Autumnal Grace: Asana & Pranayama for the Seasonal Transition
Our bodies and minds are a reflection of the world around us, and just as the trees shed their leaves in autumn, it’s time to put away our summer clothes and step fully into the joys of the fall season. Through our yoga practice, we seek to remember that we are a microcosm of the great macrocosm—the more our movements, breath, and thoughts are in sync with the forces of nature that surround us, the more balance we will experience on every level. Using the techniques of asana and pranayama to ground and nurture ourselves, we can find harmony with autumnal beauty, meet its crispness with clarity, and prepare to wind down toward winter. Settle onto your mat and join Luke Ketterhagen on November 18, 2018, at 3 p.m. EST, for this nourishing all-levels yoga class to slow down and create steadiness physically, energetically, and mentally. Embrace the seasonal transition with a sense of groundedness, clarity, and balance, and allow yourself to embody the grace and grandeur of fall.
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Luke Ketterhagen
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Classes / Yoga
Strength and Energy Without Tension (Level 2)
By creating a foundation of flexibility and relaxation in your yoga practice, you can build strength and lasting energy without causing tension. Join Luke Ketterhagen for a Level 2 class designed to improve stamina and increase range of motion, as you gradually bring your mind from the outer world into the body, and draw your attention into the moment. Format: Video with audio download Length: 1 hr 1 min
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Luke Ketterhagen
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Classes / Yoga
Well-Rounded Daily Practice (All Levels)
The daily practice of yoga allows us to step into life in a grounded, steady, and easeful way. In this comprehensive yet approachable sequence, Luke Ketterhagen walks us through asana, pranayama, and relaxation techniques designed to build awareness in the whole body and give us the tools to be our best every day. Format: Video with audio download Length: 46 mins
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Luke Ketterhagen
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Classes / Yoga
Agni Sara: Core Practice & Refinements
Agni sara (fire essence), a master practice of hatha yoga, is a systematic contraction and release that allows you to directly impact the internal organs of cleansing and detoxification, and reduce stress by activating your parasympathetic nervous system. Swami Rama used to tell students that if you only have time for one asana, do agni sara—it’s that comprehensive and thorough as a standalone practice. In this workshop with Luke Ketterhagen, you will learn how to harness the fire at the abdomen while waking up the body’s inner intelligence. Discover the profound benefits, both physical and spiritual, of a regular agni sara practice. Format: Multiple videos with audio download Length: 1 hr, 10 mins
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Luke Ketterhagen
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Talks / Meditation
The Importance of a Comfortable Meditation Seat
Many of us know the overall benefits of meditation like a calmer, more focused mind. But we often forget how important it is to choose a steady, comfortable position for meditation. Is it better to sit in a chair? Would props be helpful for my knees? How long can I comfortably sit for? Luke Ketterhagen answers these questions and more, offering practical, useful tips. Learn how the foundation for success in meditation starts simply—with how we sit. Format: Video with audio download Length: 6 mins
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Luke Ketterhagen
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Talks / Yoga Practice
Creating a Safe Yoga Classroom
To evolve as a yoga teacher, explore how to create a safe classroom experience for your students that is both safe and healing. Luke Ketterhagen explains that a safe space is essential for people to let go and breathe deeply. Find out how a clean, quiet space and the guidance of an attentive teacher create a positive environment where students will continue to come, again and again, to learn and to practice. Format: Video with audio download Length: 6 mins
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Luke Ketterhagen
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Lectures / Yoga Practice
Breathe Life Into Your Asana
Asanas are intrinsically healing. They create openness, strength, and stability. They support the mind, the body, and more subtle dimensions of our being. What is the key to asana? Breath is the essential element that allows asana to bring about an awareness that is lasting and not fleeting—an awareness that is tied to something greater than our existing condition or circumstance. Learn how breath awareness, when brought dynamically and mentally into the practice, can take your postures and your life to the next level. Join Luke for our Livestream event on Sunday, August 13th, 2017 at 3 p.m. EST for a combination lecture and asana practice. If you miss the livestream, you can watch the archived version on the livestream section of our Wisdom Library.
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Luke Ketterhagen
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Talks / Yoga Practice
Why Ujjayi?
What is ujjayi breathing? Why practice ujjayi? In this video, Luke Ketterhagen explains the benefits of this commonly practiced pranayama, and shares some useful tips. Ujjayi means “victorious breath,” and this practice helps to focus the roaming tendencies of the mind. It’s also a great preliminary to more advanced pranayama practices. Discover for yourself how this sweet-sounding pranayama can enhance your asana and meditation practice! Format: Video with audio download Length: 5 mins
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Luke Ketterhagen
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Classes / Yoga
Creating Strength, Stamina, and Inner Balance (All Levels)
True strength comes when we let go of rigidity and soften tension. Build physical power and mental equilibrium in this class full of dynamic posture work and stamina-building holds. The strength and stamina that we cultivate through breath-connected asana infuses our practice—and our lives—with inner balance. Format: Video with audio download Length: 1 hr, 2 mins
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Luke Ketterhagen